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Spurs stun City to go through after seven-goal thriller, VAR drama

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - After an astonishing encounter at the Etihad Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur reached the semi-finals of the Champions League on away goals following a 4-3 defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday.

Al-Araibi, players union slams Australia's support for Sheikh Salman

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A refugee footballer who fled Bahrain and was held in a Thai prison for months has condemned Australia's support for the re-election of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa.

Asian football body say they worked ‘tirelessly’ to free Hakeem

KUALA LUMPUR Asia’s football body said they had worked “tirelessly” to secure the release of Bahraini refugee player Hakeem al-Araibi (pic) after coming under fire over the case.

'He is a free man': Thailand releases refugee Bahraini footballer after extradition bid dropped

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand on Monday freed a jailed refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia, after Bahrain abandoned its bid to seek his extradition, and immigration officials said he was immediately driven to the airport.

"He is a free man": refugee Bahraini footballer heads home to Australia

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia boarded a flight for Melbourne early on Tuesday after Bahrain dropped its bid to have him extradited from Thailand, bringing to an end a case that had drawn international criticism.

Shackled Bahraini footballer in Thailand 'upsetting' - Australia Prime Minister

SYDNEY/BANGKOK (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday he was "disturbed" to see Bahraini refugee footballer Hakeem Al Araibi in shackles in Thailand and had told its prime minister this was a serious issue for Australians.

Thai court to hear Bahraini extradition request for footballer

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai public prosecutor on Friday submitted to a criminal court Bahrain's extradition request for jailed footballer Hakeem Al Araibi, who fled his country amid political upheaval and has refugee status in Australia.

NBA's Kanter urges Trump to act on Turkey's human rights record

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Knicks player Enes Kanter urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be more vocal about human rights in Turkey, after prosecutors in Istanbul requested the basketball player's arrest and extradition over his ties to a U.S.-based cleric.